Originally posted by elguapo:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by elguapo:
Brooks will never be franchised do you know how much he would get? Brooks is good and not a pro bowler like Rogers. We can get a olb that can do half of what brooks can do which is about 3-4 sacks but replacing Rogers at cb will be very hard. Hopefully we sign both but we are so stacked at lb that one will have to go soon especially if bowman needs to be extended in the near future
This right here shows your ignorance. Brooks would be franchised LESS than Rogers...and it's Rogers for the record (not Rodgers). And yes, Brooks was an alternate pro-bowler. Yes, he's a pro-bowler and I challenge you to find a better, more complete SAM in the league. On the flip side, you can find more CB's out there. If we were running a cover 2, Rogers would be more valuable...but since we're running a 3-4, your front 7 is more valuable. The age thing is huge too. Rogers would be 34, 35 at how much? Rogers can play essentially one position...he covers one guy. Brooks can play LDE/RDE, SAM/WILL and TED and on ST's. We have promising young guys in Culliver/Brock and we'll probably go after another cheap veteran FA CB out that which are easier to find over a SAM which are practically non-existent. And honesty, for those who think, or who would even want, Aldon Smith to play SAM, you have no idea what you're asking. Starting A.Smith, even at WILL (and) Haralson every down would be a major drop off in production - teams would have no issues attacking the edges, doubling Aldon and both would wear down as the season progressed. It would be very hard to find a rookie pass rush specialist that wouldn't telegraph our pass rush and still be effective enough to take the doubles away from Aldon.
We also need to consider that Brooks played over McDonald all year and he was either hurt, ineffective or not 100% a good portion of the year and Brooks STILL had 8 sacks, 3rd in QB pressures/hit and tops in tackles for loss and 6th in team tackles...nobody even bothered trying to run to his side hence the big emphasis on utilizing Haralson on 1st and 2nd downs and Aldon as a 3rd down specialist most of the year.
This proves your ignorance. An alternate IS NOT A PRO BOWLER......sorry about that one. And I've been spelling his name Rogers not Rodgers. Are you smoking anything by any chance? Can I have some please. There are quite a few SAM backers in the league that are better. It's ridiculous that you think he is the most complete one in the league. that has got to be one of the dumbest statements I have heard so far about a member of our team. I challenge you to find one expert or analyst to state brooks is the most complete Sam in the league. You won't bc you are wrong. He isn't even a top 5 and a stretch to call him a top 10. If the niners FO felt the same way you did we would already lock him up bc he is the MOST COMPLETE SAM. Wow. You really love this guy, so much so you are blinded. I hope we keep him but Rogers is more valuable than brooks.
Eh Brooks is pretty good, he's better than any other OLB on the market in this class of free agents but yeah Rogers is better and more important to our defense. Brooks is replaceable IMO because you can get a rookie OLB/DE like a Jake Bequette or Cam Johnson in the 3rd round to come in and rush the passer on 3rd downs, and on first and 2nd you can just place Haralson and Aldon at the 2 OLB spots. Plus there is always someone who gets cut that's a Jason Taylor type player that you can have come in as a vet and they may not be able to play all the downs but they can give you some good snaps. We can't find anyone to come in and alternate covering the other team's best reciever and the slot reciever 1 on 1 like Rogers did, and also get 6 INTS. That is a friggin super star season right there. Rogers and Goldson are really important to keep around. Brooks is a little bit less so. Would like him back but he's replaceable. So for the most part I agree with el guapo.